Panel Counts

UNITED STATES

United States has the simplest yet most complex marketplace in terms of healthcare. It has the trifecta of high cost, unequal access, and often below average outcomes compared to other highly developed nations. Although Americans’ life expectancy and health have improved over the past century, these gains have lagged behind those in other high-income countries. This health disadvantage prevails even though the US spends far more per person on health care than any other nation. The US has healthcare provided by many different legal entities from private and public. It does not technically provide universal healthcare but with the recent Obamacare initiative it now provides equal access and fines to those who do not have healthcare.

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP: 17.1

WHO organizational ranking: 37

Specialty Universe % of Reach
Allergists/Immunologists 4,658 46%
Anesthesiologists 48,102 62%
Cardiologists 31,128 70%
Critical Care/Intensive Care N/A N/A
Dermatologists 13,423 68%
Emergency Medicine 42,268 42%
Endocrinologists/Diabetologists 6,853 81%
ENT 11,039 57%
Gastroenterologists 14,695 47%
General Surgeons 32,375 95%
General/Family Practitioners 300,161 31%
Geriatricians 6,061 45%
Hematologists/Hematology-Oncologists 8,171 82%
Infectious Diseases 8,280 37%
Specialty Universe % of
Reach
Internal Medicine 186,936 60%
Nephrologists 10,802 33%
Neurologists 19,158 39%
Nurses 225,000 48%
OB/GYNs 45,909 66%
Oncologists 4,806 65%
Ophthalmologists 19,660 49%
Orthopaedists 27,360 50%
Pediatricians 85,893 43%
Pharmacists 297,100 16%
Psychiatrists 49,209 81%
Pulmonologists 7,475 33%
Radiologists 44,318 60%
Rheumatologists 5,565 63%
Urologists 11,197 80%